4.3/10
424
14 user 28 critic

The Perfect House (2013)

| Horror | 2013 (USA)
Trailer
0:59 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Video

A young couple's dream home turns into a house of horrors when the disturbing, violent acts of three generations of doomed families is reawakened for them to witness.

Directors:

,

Writer:

Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Devoured (2012)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Lourdes is a young woman that works at night cleaning a restaurant. All the money she made is for her son that lives in her hometown with her mother. We know very little about Lourdes son, ... See full summary »

Director: Greg Olliver
Stars: Marta Milans, Kara Jackson, Bruno Gunn
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Camp Manabe is where kids torment each other but people soon start turning up dead.

Director: Robert Hiltzik
Stars: Vincent Pastore, Michael Gibney, Paul DeAngelo
Bereavement (2010)
Crime | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

The horrific account of 6 year old Martin Bristol, abducted from his backyard swing and forced to witness the brutal crimes of a deranged madman.

Director: Stevan Mena
Stars: Michael Biehn, Alexandra Daddario, Brett Rickaby
Smile II (2009)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

Several students on a school holiday discover a mysterious camera, but after several of them start showing up dead after having their picture taken, they start to realize this camera is ... See full summary »

Director: Francesco Gasperoni
Stars: Armand Assante, Harriet MacMasters-Green, Antonio Cupo
Hangman II (2015)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Returning from vacation, the Miller family find their home has been broken into. After cleaning up the mess they continue with their lives, shaking off the feeling of being violated. But little do they know the nightmare has just begun.

Director: Adam Mason
Stars: Jeremy Sisto, Kate Ashfield, Ryan Simpkins
100 Feet (2008)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

After Marnie Watson kills her abusive husband in self-defense, she is condemned to house arrest... only to discover that the house is possessed by the enraged and violent spirit of her dead husband.

Director: Eric Red
Stars: Famke Janssen, Bobby Cannavale, Ed Westwick
Billy Candie's Revenge (Video 2012)
Short | Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

Billy Candie is in search of Django, the man responsible for his Uncle's death, Calvin Candie.

Director: Savva Svet
Stars: Tom Ashe, Andrei Kouznetsov, Banji Osindero
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

In a small college town, a young girl working on a babysitting job in a rural farm is terrorized throughout the night.

Directors: Jonas Barnes, Michael Manasseri
Stars: Tina Houtz, Sarah Thompson, Nana Visitor
Action | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.4/10 X  

Janis witnessed her twin brother kill their parents. Twenty years later, she waits for him to come to kill her for her testimony that put him away. Trained in martial arts, she's ready. All Janis wants is closure.

Director: Andrzej Mrotek
Stars: Lisa Varga, Audrey Landers, Diane Ford
Deep Dark (2015)
Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A failed sculptor discovers a strange, talking hole in the wall. It has the power to fulfill his wildest dreams...and become his worst nightmare.

Director: Michael Medaglia
Stars: Sean McGrath, Denise Poirier, Anne Sorce
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

It's Ed and Sarah's first night at their new home - an isolated farmhouse on the Scottish borders. This should be a new beginning away from their stressful London lives. And at first it is;... See full summary »

Director: Simeon Halligan
Stars: Pollyanna McIntosh, Joanne Mitchell, Lee Williams
Celebrapy (TV Series 2015)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A disgraced psychiatrist gets his last shot at redemption by becoming the therapist on a reality show featuring four celebrities-- who don't necessarily feel they need his help.

Stars: Ken Kushner, G. Paul Salvetti, Jasmin St. Claire
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Mother
...
John Doesy
...
Jeff
Dustin Stevens ...
Stranger
...
Real Estate Agent
Andrea Vahl ...
Marisol
William A. Robertson ...
Mike
Kris Smith ...
Storm Mother
Timothy Dugan ...
Storm Father
Alex Markousis ...
Storm Daughter
Michael Wagner ...
Storm Son
Holly Greene ...
Female Cage Victim
...
Male Cage Victim
Becky Friedman ...
Distraught Mother
Angelina Leigh ...
Female Victim
Edit

Storyline

Newlyweds, Mike and Marisol, are given the tour of their potential dream home by a perky real estate Agent. They soon find out that their perfect house might just have a past. The ugly horrors of this house are revealed through three original tales of terror: "THE STORM" A Hitchcock inspired, dark shadow filled tale of an abusive family taking shelter in their basement from a violent, fast approaching storm. Soon we learn that the weather isn't the only thing threatening to tear this family apart.... "CHIC-KEN" Jason, Michael Myers and Freddy Krueger are all mythological perfect killing machines that still to this day terrorize our subconscious. But could the perfect serial killer truly exist? Maybe he's already been operating undetected for years. Maybe he's someone's next-door neighbor. Maybe even yours...... "DINNER GUEST" Overseas tourists and malcontents have been tortured and dismembered by sick sociopaths in puzzling ways many times over. These days you never know what can be ... Written by Kris Hulbert

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Every house has a past

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

| |  »

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Devil's Inside  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(HD)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The first scene of day 1 of filming was the very last scene in the movie. See more »

Quotes

John Doesy: There are no egotistically corrupt moral motives here, just one man thinning out the herd.
See more »


Soundtracks

If I Die (On My Last Day)
Written by Jonathan Tiersten and 'Adam Schalke'
Performed by Jonathan Tiersten and Ten Tiers
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Gripping and grueling, but ultimately not a lot of fun
24 July 2014 | by (Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile) – See all my reviews

This an anthology horror film about a sexy female realtor (Monique Parent, who appeared in countless softcore porn films in the 90's) showing a young couple house where all kinds of horrible things have happened. It's basically the same plot as Hammer's "The House that Dripped Blood" (and the John Ritter TV movie "Terror Tract"). The first story is the best. It's about a very messed-up family--the mother is mentally ill and off her meds, the father may be sleeping with the daughter, and the son has become murderously resentful. It all blows up when they're forced to seek shelter down in the basement during a storm (with a whole lot of knives). I've noticed that when they treat the subject of incest in movies, they're often so circumspect about it that they ironically don't make it nearly as ugly as it would be in real life. It also may be a little hypocritical here because they prominently display this alleged teen incest victim in her underwear (although I seriously doubt the actress is really young a teen). On the other hand, I did appreciate that the subject is treated with some ambiguity and subtlety because NOTHING ELSE in this movie is.

I hate to describe the last two stories as sheer "torture porn" because I really don't like that term. Most people watch horror and porn for completely different reason. Still, the second story is pretty much just unrelenting sadism about a serial killer who tortures and murders victims of both sexes in his basement and has kept one woman alive to periodically sexually assault, but mostly watch him kill the others. This is hard to take very seriously because the acting isn't very believable and there's zero character development, but it did make me question why I was watching this in the first place. When torture goes on long enough, it isn't really "horror" anymore; the term "porn" is not really accurate because only a very disturbed person is going to get turned on by this, but there is something unpleasant and definitely not very fun about it.

The third story, unfortunately, is more of the same except the victims are a whole family (with yet another teenage girl stripped to her underwear) being victimized by their crazy older neighbor. This segment has the only "name" actor in Felissa Rose, who played the transgendered killer in "Sleepaway Camp". I think anybody with a family will find this really hard to watch, and the ending is definitely harder to take than the second. But there is SOME black humor here because the neighbor is set off when the father forgets to return his weed-whacker! Still, it's less funny when he sets on the teen daughter for being scantily clad and promiscuous. I don't know what he has against the younger children. The movie shatters some cinematic taboos here, but it really does it just to do it.

Overall though, I wouldn't describe this movie as offensive, and it certainly does succeed at being pretty grueling. But it is also pretty puerile, definitely pointless (any point it has usually ends up shoved in someone's eye), and just not a lot of fun.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Perfect House (2013) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?